Why a welded ripper is bad

A typical bulldozer ripper shank consists of two parts welded together: the shank and the adapter. The body of the ripper shank is always thicker than the adapter, which weakens the lower part of the shank, while that part carries the most stress. It is because of the difference in thickness between the rack and the adapter that the greatest number of breakages occurs. Welded rippers often crack or break at welds. Also dishonest manufacturers use cheap steel on the shank body. The configuration of the ripper shanks we supply provides the greatest strength due to the one-piece construction of a single plate and maintaining the same thickness throughout its length.

Have you seen welded OEM ripper shank???

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